By Henry Buggy
The New York Giants head to Dallas this week in search of their first victory under head coach Pat Shurmur.
There were both positive and negative takeaways from the New York Giants’ Week 1 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but nothing stood out more than the play of Big Blue’s offensive line.
The G-Men struggled both in pass protection and in creating running lanes, but they were also facing one of the best defenses in the NFL. On the other side of the ball, Big Blue’s defensive front showed plenty of promise.
However, the Giants still allowed 137 yards on the ground, and that was with Leonard Fournette sidelined for most the game with a hamstring injury. New York’s defensive front will face a much tougher test in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.
The battle in the trenches will have the biggest impact on the result of Sunday night’s game. Both franchises are desperate for a win, and it starts up front for both teams.
It’s no secret that Dallas has one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Even without Travis Frederick, the Cowboys still boast two All-Pro talents in Zack Martin and Tyron Smith. Both cracked Pro Football Focus’ top 50 players for the 2018 season, but at least, Martin will have to deal with another player on that...